Saturday, 31 October 2009
Any film that shares its title with a Wilco song is likely to grab my attention so it's unsurprising that my eyes were drawn towards Passenger Side when I saw it the London Film Festival programme. That it also promised a soundtrack featuring the Silver Jews, Smog and Dinosaur Jr only eased my decision to buy tickets.
It's great little low-key movie about two brothers in Los Angeles. You'll get a flavour of the film from the trailer below, and best of all, a glimpse of one of the funniest cameos I've ever seen - Greg Dulli playing a porno director.
Still, I suspect that what Carnival Saloon regulars will like most is the soundtrack. Here are some of my favourite songs from the film.
MP3: Silver Jews - Punks in the Beerlights
Buy: Tanglewood Numbers
MP3: Smog - Hit The Ground Running
Buy: Knock Knock
MP3: Camper Van Beethoven - Good Guys and Bad Guys
Buy: Camper Van Beethoven
MP3: Dinosaur Jr - Freak Scene
MP3: Evan Dando - Hard Drive
Buy: Baby I'm Bored
MP3: Wilco - Passenger Side
Passenger Side - official site with director interview